Akron-Westfield edges West Monona by two points in low-scoring affair
ONAWA — Akron-Westfield won a low-scoring battle with West Monona as they took the 8-6 victory in the game.
The Westerners had two players step into the quarterback role as AJ Nemesio and Nick Jacobs each got snaps. Nemesio ended 6-of-19 for 52 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 20 yards on eight carries.
Jacobs, who is typically used in a running back role, added seven completions in 10 tries for 63 yards and an interception. He also had 75 yards on 21 rushing attempts.
Damien Ericson caught the lone touchdown pass of the game for the Westerners, one of his four receptions for 42 yards. Reagan Frankl also added four catches as he picked up 58 yards. Quinn Bundy added three receptions for 12 yards while Christian Wolthuizen snagged a pair of passes for three yards.
Wolthuizen was in the middle of much of the action on defense as he ended with 13.5 tackles in the game, more than double anyone else on the team.
Jacobs added 6.5 tackles on the defensive side of the ball while Juan Sanchez ended with 5.5 tackles. Reagan Frankl came away with an interception of West Monona quarterback Blake DeRocher who was held to just 30 yards passing on six completions.
Darius Gashe had the lone Spartan score as he scored on a 1-yard run, part of his 66 yards on 18 carries. Calvin Coffman had all three interceptions for the Spartan defense.
The Westerners (4-2, 3-1) travel to Le Mars to play Gehlen Catholic (5-1, 3-1) on Friday as the teams fight for second place in the district behind West Sioux.
Akron-Westfield: Passing- AJ Nemesio 6-19, 52 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, Nick Jacobs 7-10, 63 yards, 1 INT; Rushing- Jacobs 21-75, Nemesio 8-20, Brady Bergman 4-6, Christian Wolthuizen 1-5; Receiving- Reagan Frankl 4-58, Damien Ericson 4-42 1 TD, Quinn Bundy 3-12, Christian Wolthuizen 2-3; Turnovers forced- Frankl 1 Interception; Tackles- Wolthuizen 13.5, Jacobs 6.5, Juan Sanchez 5.5, Bundy 5;